Fergus Falls, Minnesota is known for some spectacularly beautiful churches. I captured these photos of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church on my walk around the downtown area on Easter Sunday. The church is near the historic City Hall building (the one that looks like Philadelphia Independence Hall from my previous post) and also the Otter Tail County Courthouse. For as long as I can remember the town's people had said there were more churches per capita in Fergus Falls than anywhere else in the United States. I'm uncertain if this is factual, but I can tell you that the town has almost a church on every corner and they each are unique and beautiful!
Bethlehem's interior is also amazing and the organ plays the sweetest sounds ever heard.
Here's a little defining moment in Bethlehem's history from their website: "On June 22, 1919, a devastating tornado struck Fergus Falls which totally demolished the church building and shifted the parsonage off its foundations. Discussions re-opened to consider joining this church with the First English Lutheran Church, but it was decided 'to continue as before.' Bethlehem's 200 families 'put their shoulders to the wheel's to raise $80,000 to rebuild the church, move the parsonage back onto it's foundation, and to purchase an organ and all the necessary furnishings. The congregation met for worship in the Lyceum Theater until 1920 when the church was ready for services again."